In spite of what some developers (or over-eager brokers) might have you believe, it's still possible find a good apartment for $1,800 a month in NYC, especially if you're willing to head uptown or to the outer boroughs. (Naturally, the same amount of money that will net you a studio in Manhattan is enough for an entire house on Staten Island.) To make the search that much easier, we've rounded up rentals in your budget that are available right now in all five boroughs.
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FORT GEORGE, MANHATTAN: 2-bed, 1-bath with hardwood floors, tiled kitchen and bathroom, and new appliances in prewar walk-up building at 403 Audubon Avenue (between 185th and 186th), $1,850/month
UPPER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN: 1-bath studio with newly renovated kitchen and bathroom and two large closets in building with laundry room at 421 East 78th Street (between First and York), $1,800/month
INWOOD, MANHATTAN: 2-bed, 1-bath with hardwood floors and gourmet kitchen in building with doorman, live-in super, elevator, and laundry at 4918 Broadway (between 204th and 207th), $1,799/month
STUYVESANT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: 2.5-bed, 1-bath with crown moldings, hardwood floors, and full bathroom in townhouse at 778A Lafayette Avenue (between Marcus Garvey and Throop), $1,850/month
BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN: 2-bed, 1-bath with newly renovated kitchen and bathroom in townhouse with shared courtyard at 318 Covert Street (between Knickerbocker and Irving), $1,895/month
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: 1-bed, 1-bath with hardwood floors and several closets at 294 South 5th Street (between Marcy and Havemeyer), $1,750/month
ASTORIA, QUEENS: Fully furnished 1-bed, 1-bath with French doors in prewar walk-up with live-in super at 20-32 31st Street (between 21st and 20th), $1,750/month
PELHAM BAY, BRONX: 3-bed, 2-bath with balcony and walk-in closet on the second floor of a three-family home at 2886 Wilkinson Avenue (between Pilgrim and Edison), $1,800/month
TOMPKINSVILLE, STATEN ISLAND: 4-bed, 1-bath house with eat-in kitchen and screened off porch at 386 Van Duzer Street (between Beach and Wright), $1,750/month